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2013 NAS Elects 24 Sigma Xi Members
This April, Sigma Xi members were among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of their distinguished achievements in original research. This class was identical in size to the class of 2012 and continued the trend of increased female recognition.
The NAS is a non-profit society of scientists and engineers committed to the furtherance of science and technology and its use for the general welfare. NAS was established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation signed by President Lincoln that calls on the Academy to act as official liaison to the federal government, upon request, in any
matter of science and technology.
Newly elected Sigma Xi members and their affiliations at the time of election are:
Ian T. Baldwin (SX 1985); director, department of molecular ecology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
James A. Brown (SX 1967); professor, department of anthropology, Northwestern
University, Evanston, Ill.
Michael E. Brown (SX 1987); Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor, division of
geological and planetary sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
Mark A. Cane (SX 1975); G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences,
department of earth and environmental sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
of Columbia University, Palisades, N.Y.
Xuemei Chen (SX 2003); investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Gordon
and Betty Moore Foundation, and professor, department of botany and plant sciences,
University of California, Riverside
Robert W. Field (SX 1972); Haslam and Dewey Professor of Chemistry, department
of chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Susan T. Fiske (SX 1979); Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, department of psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
Joseph S. Francisco (SX 1990); associate dean of research and graduate education, College of Science, and William E. Moore Distinguished Professor, departments of chemistry and
of earth and atmospheric sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
Katherine H. Freeman (SX 1984); professor, department of geosciences, Pennsylvania State
University, University Park
Martin Gruebele (SX 1989); James R. Eiszner Professor of Chemistry, department
of chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Naomi J. Halas (SX 1983); Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science and director, Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University, Houston
Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (SX 1988); professor of chemistry, department of chemistry,
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Juris Hartmanis (SX 1954); Walter R. Read Professor of Computer Science and Engineering,
Emeritus, department of computer science, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Nancy Knowlton (SX 1977); Sant Chair in Marine Science, department of invertebrate
zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Terry A. Plank (SX 1993); professor, department of earth and environmental sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, N.Y.
John H. Seinfeld (SX 1968); Louis E. Nohl Professor, department of chemical engineering,
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
Osamu Shimomura (SX 1963); senior scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory, Falmouth, Mass. (Japan)
Robert H. Singer (SX 1966); co-director, Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center, and professor and co-chair, department of anatomy and structural biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, N.Y.
Joan E. Strassmann (SX 1983); professor, department of biology, Washington University, St. Louis
Galen D. Stucky (SX 2004); professor, departments of chemistry and biochemistry and of
materials, University of California, Santa Barbara
David Vanderbilt (SX 1976); Board of Governors Professor of Physics, department
of physics and astronomy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway
David A. Vogan, Jr. (SX 1974); professor of mathematics, department of mathematics,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Fred M. Winston (SX 1974); John Emory Andrus Professor of Genetics, department of
genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Wei Yang (SX 2001); senior investigator and section chief, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.